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About Colours of Australia


Colours of Australia consists of the following brands:

Papoose Toys

Papoose Books

Papoose Creative!

Pupucci Fashion



Colours of Australia was started in 1991 by Renske Carbone. In 2000 she was joined in the business by partner/husband John.

The first products were hand painted scarves, table linen and bed linen.

Since then the products have changed a lot but one thing has remained the same: the focus on creating wonderful, practical products that add colour to our lives.

We focus on early childhood, educational and custom designed products. An additional focus of working with natural fibres and fair trade has added to the enjoyment of developing the range and is helping small communities in other countries, especially Nepal where all the felt work is done.

Papoose Books combines story telling with interactive toys; the toys are based on characters out of the stories and made in Nepal.


Renske and John travel extensively to visit suppliers and customers and to develop new products. We spend a lot of time in Nepal, Indonesia and Europe as well as some time in the USA. We are working hard towards being able to get all orders out in a timely manner; Papoose Toys are sent direct from Nepal now and we are looking at options for the Creative Wood Company products to go direct as well. Our lead time has increased a little and rest assured we are working constantly on improving this.

We love our customers, you! for your support of our endeavours and although we may not answer your call instantly if we're away due to time differences, we are always available by email and will respond at the first opportunity. Modern technology enables us to work from nearly anywhere now and we want to spend our time creating and developing fabulous and original products that are good for everyone involved in the chain: the makers, the sellers, the play-ers and the environment.

Renske and John




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